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Jazzy Lounge

Genre: instrumental, jazz, soul, beat tape, jazzy hip hop, lounge

Cult Classic Record’s Moderator presents a soulful compilation of his MODualations series. Kick back with some super chilled tracks.

Genre: lo-fi, beats, jazzy, lounge

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Instrumental Beats

Genre: instrumental, beats, lounge, hip hop

UK beat maker & illustrator Shugmonkey beautifully deals with work night sampling fever, as this EP demonstrates.

Chillout

Genre: instrumental, downtempo, cinematic, tirp hop, chillout

A premium group of producers have come together to form the collective, “Melodious Sovereigns”, to show the world how they rule the melodies in their own right.
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Genre: instrumental, electronic, downbeat, chillout

Smooth Genestar is a project seriously addicted to Downbeat, Downtempo, Lounge, Chillout and Easy Listening Upbeat Easy Listening Music To Lift Your Mood For A Happy Day [Sound Sunday] Upbeat Easy Listening Music To Lift Your Mood For A Happy Day [Sound Sunday] Music can get you through any day. And with Sound Sunday, all your music downloads are free! In this edition, you'll find albums perfectly suited for animating your feet and inspiring a happy mood. Read More with passion. The roots and influences are reaching back to the mid 90s.
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Genre: soul, neo-soul, hip hop, chillout

Paris based beatmarker and sound designer Djam invites you to board his voyage to the place we all have within us; follow the incentive and live your dreams without inhibitions.

Ambient Downtempo

Genre: ambient, electronic, downtempo, chillout

Saul Stokes is a musician from Oakland California. Described as one of today’s most eclectic electronic musicians, Stokes has been producing and releasing his own angle of electronic music for over 16 years. Stokes creates music using an array of modular hand-forged electronics to achieve his signature sound. If you enjoy the music, the suggested donation is US$7+. It will allow Saul to cover his expenses and continue making music.
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Genre: ambient, instrumental, beats, hip hop, lounge, chillout

Alaskam is a young french composer/producer who built his own musical identity between deep mood and airy atmospheres, using instrumental sounds Free Music Download: 11 Instrumental Beats & Jazzy Hip Hop Albums [Sound Sunday] Free Music Download: 11 Instrumental Beats & Jazzy Hip Hop Albums [Sound Sunday] You love hip hop, you just don't know it. The subculture is characterized by four key elements. This instrumental edition of Sound Sunday allows you to focus on the aural element of hip hop. Read More as well as electronic ones. Inspired by musical genres like trip-hop, electronica, world music or soundtracks, he tries to mesmerize the listener.
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Genre: ambient, electronic, idm drone, piano, chillout

This album is a selection of live, improvised recordings 7 Websites Where You Can Listen To A Live Music Band 7 Websites Where You Can Listen To A Live Music Band Read More . Each piece starts as a blank canvas. I play a few notes into a long, slowly decaying loop (or loops) and see where the music takes me.
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Genre: electronic, instrumtal downtempo, psychedelic, chillout

Psychedelic music that does not wish to be introduced. Namaste.

Electronic Piano

Genre: electronic, downtempo, piano

Montréal’s Exist Strategy, aka Anthony Baird, has a hand for calming music Calm Your Mind: Free & Relaxing Music Downloads [Sound Sunday] Calm Your Mind: Free & Relaxing Music Downloads [Sound Sunday] In a world driven by noise, calmness is a gift. Drown out the distractions and drift off into a comforting net of sounds with Sound Sunday's free music stream & downloads. Read More . His eloquent mix of classic and electronic elements won’t give you a chance but to relax.

The Playlist

The playlist is the best way to sample a Sound Sunday edition. Listen to the best song from every album featured above in one go. Then come back, play the music from your favorite tracks, and download the best albums only.

Feeling Chilled?

When you hang out or party with friends, what music is typically playing in the background?

To have an impact on upcoming editions, share your music tips in the comments, add songs or albums to the Sound Sunday Suggestions playlist on minilogs, get in touch with me @TinaSieber on Twitter, or email tina at this domain. All feedback is appreciated!

Image credits: Featured Image by Jordi Sanchez Teruel via Flickr

  1. Carlos D
    August 6, 2014 at 10:40 am

    As the lights fade by the moderator brought me back to dave grusin, bozz scaggs, michael pedicin, jr old school jazz. nice. shugmonkey's "whats's the gag" was pretty trippy too. but the music i could relate to the most was Saul Stokes. Awesome tracks. Sometimes you have to let the music play on before "pigeon holing" it "self-involved". many thanks tina

    Carlos from Manila, Philippines

    • Tina S
      August 16, 2014 at 9:23 am

      It's true, the more often you listen to a piece, the more it will grow on you. Thanks for sharing your impressions, Carlos!

  2. Nahla D
    July 30, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Lounge music? Nice idea, Tina. One of the reasons I hang out at cafes is the ambiance which includes the music. In parties, the typical mainstream pop songs would play, along with the occasional Bollywood, K-Pop or even J-Pop type of music. You know, songs that make you dance. In less ruffled settings though, we usually play music with strong Spanish guitar themes.

    While I think the first 8 songs give me the chill vibe, I don't think I can agree with the rest. Interestingly though, some of the music here reminds me of the game The Sims for some reason, which I think features a lot of lounge music.

    • Tina S
      August 3, 2014 at 9:36 am

      Interesting how tastes differ. Thanks for the feedback, Nahla!

  3. Robyn McIntyre
    July 28, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    With few exceptions, I found the tracks to be more about the process than the product. And for me, most of them took too long to get to the point.

    • Brian
      August 3, 2014 at 5:14 am

      Exactly. For me the exceptions were "Sagar Om" and "Ephemera". Otherwise, they were self-involved and distinctly unmusical.

    • Tina S
      August 3, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Thanks for the feedback, Robyn and Brian.

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